Thursday, 17 March 2011

Green Velvet Cupcakes

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

I admit that green cake batter looks erm, well, interesting? 

The recipe I used is from the Hummingbird Bakery.  I used a lot more green colouring than I had to use for making the red version.  It tastes delicious though!

I used a simple butter cream icing recipe (cream together 150gr butter, 350gr icing sugar, a tablespoon of milk, ½ tsp of vanilla extract together).  I dyed one third of the butter cream bright green and then swirled it in lightly with the remaining plain butter cream.  Spoon it into a piping bag with a large star nozzle and pipe swirls onto the cupcakes.  Sprinkle with a little edible glitter.